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Backup Cameras Save Lives — the RAA Would Endanger Them

June 14, 2017

25 May 2017 Cameron Gulbransen was accidentally killed at age two after being run over by an automobile without a backup camera. On Oct. 19, 2002, my wife Leslie and I soon learned the hardest lesson we will ever learn. It was 9:30 p.m., and Leslie and I had returned from dinner with friends. My […]

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How 4 technologies designed to prevent hot car deaths work

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – Good Morning America   WATCH VIDEO REPORT   More than 800 children have died from heatstroke in hot cars since 1990, including 12 so far this year, according to Kids and Cars, a nonprofit focused on children’s safety. The organization is working with lawmakers to put a stop to these […]

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Increasing Number Of Children Killed in ‘Frontover’ Accidents

June 9, 2017

May 8, 2017 7:23 PMBy Susan Koeppen WATCH VIDEO REPORT PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There is a growing concern involving blind zones and vehicles. As of May 8, 2017, there have been 16 children who have been killed in frontover accidents. That’s where a driver doesn’t see a child in front of their car and accidentally […]

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Gamblers leave their kids in cars almost everywhere there are casinos

Jeff Barker Contact Reporter The Baltimore Sun, March 18, 2017 Documents: Mother left child in car for seven hours while she gambled at Baltimore casino. The 4-year-old girl, in her pink coat and leggings, had been sitting in the Silverado truck outside the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore for nearly seven hours on Thanksgiving night before two customers spotted […]

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Lawmakers Urge Auto Industry to Add Hot Car Death Prevention

June 7, 2017

Hope Ford, WFMY 11:22 PM. EDT June 06, 2017   WATCH VIDEO REPORT (Photo: KidsandCars.org) WASHINGTON, DC – Thirty-two; the number of children who died after being left in hot cars in North Carolina over the last 26 years. Overall, 800 children have died nationwide since 1990 from heatstroke after being left in a hot […]

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Local woman takes ‘Hot Car Act’ to Washington

June 6, 2017

by Megan Rivers, Tuesday, June 6th 2017 WATCH VIDEO CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Taking her cause to the nation’s capitol after losing her daughter in a hot car death, a Lowcountry woman is heading to Washington to take a stand. Deona Bien is working to make sure no other parent has to feel that sorrow by […]

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A Locked Car Can Prevent Child Heatstroke Death

By Jennifer Geiger May 30, 2017 Share   ThinkStock/DigitalVision CARS.COM — Two more children have died in hot cars this year, bringing the total to nine. The latest victims were a pair of toddlers from a Fort Worth, Texas-area town. The 16-month-old boy and 2-year-old girl were found unresponsive after allegedly locking themselves in a […]

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Susan Morgan Cooper’s Heartbreaking Geopolitical Documentary ‘To The Moon And Back’

June 5, 2017

05/26/2017 09:53 pm ET Morena Duwe, Contributor Music & Culture Journalist In the small town of Pskov, Russia near the border of Estonia, hopeful orphans await the outcome of their pending adoptions by American families. The orphanage is as one would imagine, dreary rooms lined with rows of numbered cribs and discolored wallpaper. Children are huddled in […]

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Increasing Number Of Children Killed in ‘Frontover’ Accidents

May 8, 2017 7:23 PMBy Susan Koeppen WATCH VIDEO PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There is a growing concern involving blind zones and vehicles. As of May 8, 2017, there have been 16 children who have been killed in frontover accidents. That’s where a driver doesn’t see a child in front of their car and accidentally pulls […]

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Experts warn of the dangers of hot cars

May 21, 2017

Michael Sevren 8:55 PM, May 21, 2017 When the sun is beating down and you’re driving around, safety experts have advice for parents, guardians, and caretakers. “The worst thing anyone can ever do is to think this can’t happen to them,” said Janette Fennell the founder of kidsandcars.org According to kidsandcars.org, six children in the United […]

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